Undergraduate Scholarships

​Scholarship: $2,500 for a degree-seeking undergraduate program

Number: 21 scholarships (11 reserved for those out of high school 10 years or less)

Deadline: October 10, 2017     

Notified of Results: December 4, 2017

Eligibility

  • Current SHRM member (professional or student)
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program
  • University is an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Degree program is HR-related (e.g. business, psychology, HR, org development, etc.)
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply

Online application (opens July 1) including:

  • Contact information
  • Short answer questions about volunteer/work experience and career aspirations
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of reference*
* Reference letters can be addressed to the 'SHRM Foundation Scholarship Review Committee' and should provide insight into applicant's character, career and/or volunteer accomplishments, work ethic, values and need for the scholarship. Letters may be written by work or volunteer colleagues, coaches, professors, etc. but should not come from family members. 

Selection Criteria

  • 35% Commitment to/passion for the HR profession
  • 25% Volunteer, leadership and service activities (SHRM experience preferred, but not required)
  • 20% Academic achievement
  • 20% Financial need

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Additional Information

Funds may be used for any combination of tuition, books or other course-related fees. Each scholarship is a one-time award; however previous applicants and past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply. Full-time, part-time, online and distance learning programs are acceptable. Scholarships are for college-degree programs only, and may not be used to attend professional development seminars.

Scholarship recipients will be required to provide a Social Security Number or tax ID, evidence of enrollment in an HR-related program of study, and an official college transcript in order to claim their award. Applicants who have already completed their studies are not eligible for this award and may not apply for a scholarship to cover past expenses. 

By accepting a scholarship, you are consenting to allow the SHRM Foundation (and the award's sponsor, if any) to use without limitation, and in any media, your name, city, state, photos and captions (if uploaded), and verbiage for marketing and promotional purposes. 

Employees or board members of SHRM or the SHRM Foundation and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply for SHRM Foundation grants, awards or scholarships.


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